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Big Easy Durban & De Toren Wow With Spectacular Pairing Event

Big Easy Durban

The Big Easy Durban and De Toren Wines really made an impression with their pairing event, coupling great boutique wines with the pure artistry that is the culinary expertise of Janine Fourie. The De Toren vineyard is perched between 200 and 400 metres above sea level on the Polkadraai Hills near …

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The Big Easy Durban Launches New Menus

The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill

New Menus launched at The Big Easy Durban: The Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances.  The Wine Bar offers an expansive selection of South African premier wines along with fine whiskies, craft beers and some of the …

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Gateway Gives Back – Charity Dinner & Auction

Robin Hood Foundation

Gateway Theatre of Shopping in support of The Robin Hood Foundation are hosting a charity dinner and auction on the 19th October at 6:30pm at Beluga to help raise funds for the ‘Choose Your Shoes’ campaign. “Gateway is proud to host the event to raise funds for the much needed …

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Big Easy Turns One and Quite Deliciously So!

Big Easy Durban Menu

The Big Easy Durban Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els has just turned one, and to celebrate we joined Chef Janine Fourie for a taste of some new additions to the menu.  I can tell you – it was superb!  From Jalapeños to Carrot Cake – it was delicious, and all …

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Oyster Box Serves Tea…To Save Lives

Oyster Box High Tea

  Pink High Tea at OBH Think pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in October and attend a pink-themed High Teas. Durban’s premier hotel property, The Oyster Box, joins forces with Le Creuset, CANSA and sister Red Carnation Hotel properties, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness …

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Quite the Pair!

Deageo Eversheds Whisky Pairing Evening

We are used to pairing wine with dinner, so why not whisky? Scotch whisky is by far the most popular type of whisky internationally and is made exclusively from grain, yeast and water.  The distilled liquid is lovingly matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years and this …

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Max’s Lifestyle Restaurant Named One Of 207 Best by Condé Nast Traveler

max mqadi from max's lifestyle

eThekwini Municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede congratulates uMlazi based Max’s Lifestyle owner, Max Mqadi, for being named as one of the best 207 restaurants in the world. The accolade comes from an international luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, reviewer Cherae Robinson. Robinson wrote in an article titled: “Where …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Big Easy Durban Chef De Partie

Noel

Noel Kanyemba – Chef de Partie in the kitchen at the Big Easy Durban – is a master at juggling pots and pans, his studies and being a father-of-two. Kanyemba – who joined the Hilton Durban in the main kitchen in February 2012 – recently graduated from an internal three-year …

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Shisanyama Rocks Durban this Heritage Weekend

Shisa Nyama

This Heritage Weekend brings you the smokiest, flame grilled event, when the very first Shisa Nyama Festival lands at People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Seven of the KZN’s most legendary open-flame chefs stoke the coals side-by-side, offering visitors eKasi cuisine in South Africa’s biggest shisanyama spectacle. Finalists in the Shisa …

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